2011 Cadillac DTS

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$46,680

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2011 Cadillac DTS
2011 Cadillac DTS

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Performance potential
  • Interior space
  • High-end luxury features

The bad:

  • Poor turning radius

4 trims

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Our 2011 Cadillac DTS trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Optional blind spot warning system
  • Standard V-8 engine
  • Seats five or six
  • Available heated and cooled seats
  • Available extended-length DTS-L

2011 Cadillac DTS review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The DTS, formerly the DeVille, is a front-wheel-drive alternative in Cadillac’s luxury sedan lineup. It competes with the Lincoln MKS, Volvo S80 and Chrysler 300C. The DTS can seat five or six.

New for 2011

The 2011 DTS gets free scheduled oil changes, tire rotations, replacement of engine and cabin air filters, and multipoint vehicle inspection for four years or 50,000 miles through Cadillac’s Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance program. Otherwise, there are no significant changes.

Exterior
The DTS’ styling is linear and straightforward. It’s 207.6 inches long (the roomier DTS-L is 215.6 inches long) making it larger and longer than the MKS, S80 and 300C. The model’s styling is similar to Cadillac’s STS sedan. Exterior features include:

  • Eggcrate grille
  • Central wreath-and-crest badging and fresh front-end sheet metal
  • Standard xenon headlights
  • Vanilla Latte and Tuscan Bronze ChromaFlair exterior colors
  • 17-inch wheels standard
  • Available 18-inch wheels and sunroof

Interior
The DTS can hold five or six occupants, with a choice of front bucket seats or a front bench. Interior features include:

  • Burl wood trim available
  • XM Satellite Radio, NavTraffic and OnStar available
  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control (three-zone system with a zone for rear passengers is optional)
  • Optional heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats and heated steering wheel
  • Standard remote start system
  • Optional power folding mirrors, rain-sensing wipers and heated windshield-washer fluid

Under the Hood
The DTS is available with a choice of Northstar 4.6-liter V-8 engines, both mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Mechanical features include:

  • Base V-8 produces 275 horsepower and 295 pounds-feet of torque
  • Optional quicker-revving version makes 292 hp and 288 pounds-feet of torque
  • Optional Magnetic Ride Control


Safety
Safety features include:

  • Optional lane departure warning system uses a camera between the rearview mirror and windshield to warn drivers when they’ve strayed from their lane
  • Optional blind spot warning system senses when objects are in the driver’s blind spot
  • Six standard airbags: side-impact, side curtain and dual front
  • Standard all-disc antilock brakes
  • Standard electronic stability system with brake assist
  • Standard traction control

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

3.7

An expensive high maintenance love affair!

I love the look, feel and ride of this car. Wanted to have a Caddy since I was old enough to drive. The car is beautiful inside and out, great ride and comfort. Killer sound system. Love the heated and cooled seats. BUT - had to drop $4K 2months after I bought it with 48K miles on it because of the leaky NorthStar V8. Frankly - GM did a crappy job of engineering this beauty. EVERYTHING is hard to get to and fix. I have heard you have to take the front bumper off to replace a headlight! I couldn't get AAA to replace the battery on site because you have to take the back seat out to get to the battery! I will keep Eartha (her name) until she becomes too expensive for me to keep up - but I will love her until the cost gets too high. Shame on GM for charging $50K-$60K for these cars when new - and doing such a lousy engineering job.

4.3

Trying to find out if it’s really reliable

I’m reading some good things, but I’m concerned about the head gasket situation on these cars as I’m thinking about getting one, and the north star engine

4.7

Most comfortable car, quiet and secure.

We bought this 2011 to replace the 2008 we wore out after 200,000 miles. These are great, large and comfortable drivers. Excellent for road trips, the powerful engine never seems to work hard. The fit and finish, the amenities are great. To bad they replaced it with tiny, no room, noisy, small engined vehicles.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Cadillac
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
48 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
60 months/100,000 miles
Maintenance
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
New: 4 years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; CPO: One year/unlimited miles bumper-to-bumper
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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